If you want to experience the bounty of Oregon, visit Linn County located in the heart of the Willamette Valley. Come here and enjoy fresh farm-to-table dining most of the year because fresh produce is grown and delivered to farmers markets, farm stands like Bose Family Farm, Grandpa’s Garden, and Midway Farms, and at eateries throughout every community.
Willamette Valley wineries are well-known for their award-winning wines in Linn County as well. Wineries with seasonal hours like Marks Ridge Winery, Springhill Cellars, and Springbank Farms are favorites in the area – but don’t forget to call first this season.
Visit Corvallis and Albany Visitors Association has thoughtfully combined these two Valley favorites and created a series of farm-to-table dinner parties in a variety of unique settings.
One dinner was held on a 120-foot-long covered bridge located in Sweet Home. The meal, curated by Chef, Derek Ridgeway, who won a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for his innovative approach to Northwest cuisine, prepared and served dinner on the bridge while guests sampled fine vintages served by Jerry Sass of Sass Winery. This experience brought the diners together at an intimate gathering for a memorable culinary experience at a beautiful location. A portion of the proceeds was also donated to charities and nonprofit organizations who benefit from the gifts; the diners benefit from tasting great food and wine for great causes! More dinners to come this spring. For more information visit: albanyvisitors.com/